A few key questions: does the emergence of digital text and media herald a profound cultural transformation, in the same sense that the invention of writing and later mechanized print production did? Is the University profoundly (perhaps tragically) a print-based institution? What are the new literacies? And what does it mean to educators when text becomes more raw material for the remix? Exploration will digress for consideration of a series of unlikely visionaries, as well as the implications spinning out of the churning maw of contemporary social software. Audience participation is fervently hoped-for. Disruptive technologists are especially welcome.